As the war in Afghanistan slowly grinds to an end, many in the foreign policy establishment want to tell you it was a “good war gone bad.” That’s false. The war in Afghanistan never should have been waged in the first place.
Gunar Olsen is a New York-based journalist who covers the politics of US foreign policy and provides research assistance for the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.
International law has utterly failed to halt or even slow Israel’s brutal colonial project. The institutions of law can be tools in our political movement, but they cannot liberate Palestine on their own.